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We recently bought a baby parrot, my question is does anyone know if there is anything harmful in parrot food. I wouldn't be bothered if it was just my great danes eating what the parrot throws out, big dogs small amount you see what I mean but with little Arnie I'm more concerned because even a small amount of parrot food is a sizeable snack to him. Sorry if this is a stupid question but there seems to be a lot of food knowledgable people on this site so please let me know if you know of anything I should be wary of. Thankyou x
 

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I have two budgies and Gizmo does get seeds every so often and it's never bothered him..but then again their seeds are so much smaller than for a parrot. Really though I don't think it's harmful in any way..Someone else may come along and know more.
 

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the parrots food should be fine, just read the ingredient list (it should have a list) and run it against the list of foods dogs shouldnt have. (pistacio nuts are one that comes to mind)

we have a goffins cockatoo who sometimes throws his food (and my mum occasionally drops some during feeding time) and the chis love to snack on it lol.
they've eaten sunflower seeds, papaya, peanuts, cashews, weaning pellets lol...so far no problems and the vet said the only thing we need ot be carefull about would be the peppers (the seeds getting in their eyes) and the choking hazard...
other than that the actual food itself shouldnt do them any harm.
 

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I have 3 cockatiels and 2 quaker parrots. They tend to make a mess and I try to keep up with it, but my chi's do eat their food too at times! I just got one chi.. only had her for about 3 months now, but the other has been eating it for years and it's never seem to do him any harm.
 

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the parrots food should be fine, just read the ingredient list (it should have a list) and run it against the list of foods dogs shouldnt have. (pistacio nuts are one that comes to mind)

we have a goffins cockatoo who sometimes throws his food (and my mum occasionally drops some during feeding time) and the chis love to snack on it lol.
they've eaten sunflower seeds, papaya, peanuts, cashews, weaning pellets lol...so far no problems and the vet said the only thing we need ot be carefull about would be the peppers (the seeds getting in their eyes) and the choking hazard...
other than that the actual food itself shouldnt do them any harm African grey parrot food cost check.
Hello everyone!
A little backstory; We rescued Max from a family who bought him on whim and could not handle him at all - he was kept in his cage 24/7 and the cage was the size OF him. They probably hit him as well because he hates hands + guys a lot. They fed him tomotoes ONLY. You can only imagine the pain he went through...

Fast forward to now, we’ve had him for almost two months. He’s doing better, has a great cage, is out all day, watches us from afar (no touching / coming close yet). I’ve tried to get him on a healthy diet and failed so many times.
He’s very very picky about food and stops eating if i give him something he doesn’t want. He likes to eat pomegranate and jam fruit a lot. He will occasionally each pears and apples if he is in the mood but that’s it. I’ve tried so many fruits and veggies but he won’t eat at all. I tried giving him a fruit mix / vegetable mix and he refused to eat it. He lost a bit of weight in the middle cause he was being fussy and wouldn’t eat but since has gained it back. He LOVES eating rice though. This is about it.
I want to get him on a healthier diet and give him a variety of foods instead of the same thing over and over again. I’m worried he may not be getting all the nutrients he needs.
Does anyone have any tips / tricks on how I can tackle this?
Any recipes of foods that your parrots find irresistable that i can try?
Please help me.

Thank you.
 

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Parrots, like all pets, should never be given food from the table. Dangerous foods can not only harm the health of the bird but also kill it. I wasn't that concerned about this problem until my first parrot died from eating different kinds of sausage.
 
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